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Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

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  • Posted November 15, 2008

    Very strict but will render results

    Dr. Bernstein's book will result in lowering your blood glucose level. However, it is extremely difficult to follow -- he recommends only 6 grams of carbs for breakfast, and 12 grams for lunch and dinner, no fruits of any kind, only a few slices of lettuce & avocado. Absolutely no grains or cereals or pasta or bread of any kind. So basically, if you follow his strict diet, you'll be eating lean protein with 1/2 cup of broccoli or lettuce, and 2 nuts. Is that possible? Maybe, if you're a zealot with no human cravings for rice or bread or pasta EVER. <BR/><BR/>I found a lot of useful information in this book though, such as his exercising program -- he states aerobic exercises are of no value to diabetics, which I found very revolutionary. Instead, he recommends resistance anaerobic training, inverse-pyramid method. I have tried this exercise out, and sure enough, it is a lot more difficult than walking or running for 30 minutes. But it does appear to build more muscle.<BR/><BR/>I felt depressed rather than hopeful after reading this book. To not be able to ever eat an apple or a piece of fruit is depressing. I can deal with not having a pie, cake, chocolate or cookies. But to snack on a sugar-free Jello with 1 tablespoon of whip cream for the rest of my life surely sucks and makes me wish for a cure instead of having to follow this impossible low-carb diet.<BR/><BR/>Read this book for what it's worth -- it has very good information & a personally inspiring story but I am not sure if you'll feel very hopeful after reading it in terms of managing your diabetes.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2000


    As a type two diabetec for 8 years who has recently become insulin dependent, I've never been more frustrated in my life. The regimes and diet recommended by my doctors, diabeticians and dieticians - have failed me miserably. I've been so bewildered and dispondent, unable to understand what was happening to me or why I had such horrible high blood sugar levels - in spite of following the diet, in spite of working out in the gym with aerobics for 45 minutes a day. In less than two months of going on insulin, the doctors had to increase my insulin from the original 20 units a day to 52 units a day. My weight ballooned - I gained 45 pounds within 6 weeks of insulin therapy. No I did not overeat. I followed the doctor's and dieticians recommendations to a T. But still I gained. I became depressed, disgusted and unable to stop the numbers (both weight and blood sugar) from climging. I searched the internet in sheer frustration, for information, to try and understand what was happening and why, to find the help my doctors were unable to give me. In that effort, I found Dr. Bernstein's book and within less than a week of following his recommendations, my average BG levels have fallen from 240 to 140. I have reduced my own insulin intake by 12 units a day, more to follow! I truly find this book to be a life saver. I wish I'd have found it a few years ago - I'm sure it would have prevented me from having to go on insulin. So far, Dr. Bernsteins theories have worked for me. I'd certainly recommend this book for anyone in similar circumstances.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    highly recommended

    Great medical information.

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